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BJ Armstrong has done it all in the world of basketball. From starting point guard on Michael Jordan's first three championship teams to front office executive, and now NBA agent with Wasserman. Each Friday on the Pure Hoops Podcast, BJ will be joined by co-host Eric Newman for an insider's perspective on every major issue that hoop fans care about.
 
The Mike Wise Show is hosted by basketball journalist and story teller Mike Wise. Mike's weekly guests are a "Who's Who" list of players, coaches, executives, journalists, and influencers of hoop culture. Nobody tells a story like Mike and his Wise Ass friends. Each weekly episode of The Mike Wise Show will be available on Monday mornings.
 
A decade ago, Ed Feng was just a curious sports fan who wanted to win his bracket in March. He enjoyed books like Moneyball and Basketball on Paper but never put the ideas to use for winning a pool. That changed in 2008. After reading an academic paper on Google’s technology, Ed was inspired to apply his Stanford Ph.D. to the ranking of sports teams. From 2002 through 2018, his pre-tournament numbers predicted the winner of 71.2% of March Madness games (792-320). In this ten part podcast ser ...
 
Welcome to the “Beyond the Ball” podcast with Coach Eric Klumpp and Coach Justin Gerstung, two basketball coaches here to celebrate the game of basketball, and all sport, with real discussions, with real coaches from all levels, that use their platform to serve others while finding balance off the court in their faith, with their families, and in their communities. Join us in celebrating the way YOU serve, love, and care.
 
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BJ and Eric breakdown the greatest of Giannis Antetokounmpo as he led the Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years, what is next for the Phoenix Suns, reflecting on epic finals performances and which teams are a move away from taking the next step in 2021-22. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https:/…
 
Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham is expected to be the #1 pick in the NBA Draft (whether or not it's the Pistons who make the pick) and our old friend Adam Stanco joins Aaron Berlin and Otto Strong to discuss what makes him so special. Stanco tells us Cunningham's elite level of scoring and passing abilities puts him on track to at least be a multi…
 
Bobby Marks, ESPN's Front Office Insider is an authority on front office strategy, the salary cap, and player evaluation. In this conversation with Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Mike Wise), Bobby shares great insight on which teams will choose the "best available player" and who is likely to draft for specific needs. Bobby also gives a detailed b…
 
What was more shocking: A) Milwaukee winning 4 straight games after trailing the NBA Finals 0-2 or B) Giannis Antetokounmpo turning into Stephen Curry at the free throw line? Without question, it's B. On a special "Post-Finals" episode of the Mike Wise Show, Mike and Bruce Bernstein examine how the Bucks pulled off the series win against the Suns. …
 
Bobby Marks worked in the NBA for 20 years and was the Assistant GM of the Brooklyn Nets for five of them. As ESPN's Front Office Insider, Bobby is an authority on front office strategy, the salary cap, player evaluation, and all of the mind games NBA executives play with each other. In this conversation with Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Mike Wi…
 
The Bucks steal (literally!!) Game 5 of the NBA Finals and look to close out their first NBA Championship since 1971. ESPN Radio's Marc Kestecher has been on the call for the entire Finals and describes for us what it's been like to return to NBA arenas during these playoffs, as well as his call of Giannis Antetokounmpo's already iconic "Block" in …
 
BJ and Eric break down what is now a best of 3 NBA Finals as Giannis and the Bucks return to Phoenix with momentum with the series tied 2-2, the underlying issue with TEAM USA and international competition and whether players like John Collins, Lonzo Ball, Collin Sexton and Ben Simmons will find themselves in different uniforms next season. See Pri…
 
It seemed like the NBA Finals were already over when the Phoenix Suns took a 2-0 lead on the Milwaukee Bucks. However, continued inspired play by Giannis Antetokounmpo and a little-home cooking has the Bucks back in the series. Meadowlark Media and Sirius XM NBA Radio's Amin Elhassan helps break down what's taken place so far in the Finals with our…
 
Heading into game three of the NBA Finals, many were writing the obituary for the 2020-'21 Milwaukee Bucks. After going down 0-2 to the the Phoenix Suns, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his suddenly aroused teammates delivered a strong message that Phoenix still had reason to "Fear the Deer." With the Greek Freak leading the way, Milwaukee used two massi…
 
BJ and Eric dive into the NBA Finals looking at what the Bucks can do to get back in this series against the red hot Suns, the connection between Coach Monty Williams and his players, the greatness of Tim Duncan in the 2000s and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-s…
 
Lance Westberg was named the head coach for the Houghton College men's basketball program in July 2019. Westberg is the 10th coach in program history. Prior to coming to Houghton, Westberg served five years as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he helped guide the Falcons to a record of 83-53. During his time at UW-River…
 
On the new Catch & Shoot 2.0, co-hosts Otto Strong and Aaron Berlin welcome Dave Wohl, a former player, coach, and GM as well as the host of Pure Hoops Media's "Dave's Front Office" for a deep dive preview of the NBA Finals. They size up key matchups, the relative health of both teams, the "under the radar" players who will make a difference, & the…
 
The NBA Finals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 6th with the Phoenix Suns facing the Milwaukee Bucks. Mike Wise and his producer share their thoughts on how the injury bug has bitten every Suns opponent, but not the Suns. Mike and Bruce also discuss what a championship would mean for Chris Paul and his legacy. And towards the end of the show,…
 
BJ and Eric breakdown the western conference champion Phoenix Suns, what's next for the LA Clippers, the battle between the Bucks and Hawks in the east, go back to the 1993 NBA Finals between the Suns and Bulls along with reviewing the NBA coaching hires in Portland, Dallas, Indiana and Boston! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Ca…
 
The Milwaukee Bucks have taken control of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Atlanta Hawks, and NBA Senior Editor for The Athletic Rob Peterson -- who happens to be a Wisconsin native -- explains what it means for the area to see the Bucks potentially make it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Peterson goes over how Khris Middle…
 
Khris Middleton has been seen as "Robin" to Giannis Antetokounpo's "Batman," but Middleton flipped the script on Sunday and Milwaukee couldn't be happier. Trae Young, the breakout star of the playoffs suffered a freak ankle injury when he stepped on referee Sean Wright's foot and he was hobbled the rest of the night. We'll find out on Tuesday if he…
 
Current NBA TV analyst, 2007 NBA Coach of the Year and 13 year NBA veteran Sam Mitchell joins BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman as they talk 2021 NBA Playoffs, the city of Atlanta's excitement around the Hawks and Trae Young, the role Sam played in mentoring Kevin Garnett in Minnesota, the Pacers Knicks battles of the 90s, facing Michael Jordan and more…
 
The Phoenix Suns may have surprised many in the NBA world by earning the 2nd seed in the West and making the Conference Finals, but Hall of Famer and Bally Sports Arizona Color Analyst Ann Meyers Drysdale tells us how the blending of veterans like Chris Paul and Jae Crowder with rising stars Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton have put the team in posit…
 
Larry Brown is without question one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. The Hall of Famer has coached 9 NBA teams, two ABA teams, and is the only head coach to win an NBA Championship (2004 Detroit Pistons) and an NCAA Championship (Kansas 1988). He has mentored and developed great coaches like Gregg Popovich, John Calipari, Bill Self, …
 
BJ and Eric go deep into the remaining 2nd round playoff series featuring the Clippers game planning to move ahead 3-2 vs the Jazz, the Hawks miraculous comeback v Sixers and what the Bucks need to do offensively to top the Nets. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-m…
 
Both the NBA Draft Combine and Lottery take place next week in Chicago, and who better to discuss the process and top prospects then having our former host (and Pac-12 Network Coordinating Producer) Adam Stanco. Stanco joins our Aaron Berlin and Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Otto Strong) and tells us how the interview process at the Combine, even…
 
Adam Schefter of ESPN is the #1 NFL Insider with 8.4 million Twitter followers. But this 1989 Michigan grad has a passion for basketball and classic stories about the sport. At the 9:09 mark, he recalls his senior year in Ann Arbor. It was Glen Rice's dream season w/the Wolverines, winning the NCAA Championship. And it set the stage for all that fo…
 
Kenny Smith of Turner Sports and "Inside the NBA" joins Eric Newman to discuss the NBA Playoffs as well as his new venture on "Bright," which is a live video conversation platform. Kenny sizes up all of the series to this point and really drills down on the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, two young teams growing up really fast! Kenny also discusses…
 
Adam Gordon is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rising Coaches, a membership based community for coaches that connects, develops and facilitates career advancement for its members. Gordon previously spent 16 years working in college basketball serving in various roles at the High Major D1, DII, and JUCO levels. In 2019 Adam stepped away from coaching to put…
 
Last Wednesday, June 2nd, was a crazy day in the basketball world. The Boston Celtics announced Danny Ainge was retiring as President of Basketball Operations, with Head Coach Brad Stevens promoted to replace him. Meanwhile, Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire as the head man at Duke following the 2021-2022 season, to be replaced by top …
 
This week Mike Wise does his famous "download" on the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Clippers ready to win it all? Does the NBA need the Nets to advance with their star power? Is Trae Young becoming an all time great right before our eyes? Does Pat Riley really think LeBron James would consider rejoining the Heat? What is next for the Cel…
 
J.P. Nerbun is the founder of Thrive On Challenge, a mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant. A multisport athlete growing up, basketball was always his first love. He followed his passion to the University of South Carolina, where the Gamecocks won an NIT Championship in Madison Square Garden in 2006. After playing in college, J.P. moved to I…
 
Kyrie Irving loves to bring drama wherever he goes. His play has been sensational but his "off the court" actions have inspired lots of debate. Mike & Producer Bruce Bernstein discuss whether Kyrie is intentionally trying to sabotage the Celtics organization with some of his accusations that may influence future free agents considering the Celtics?…
 
The Dallas Mavericks were flying along with a 2-0 lead in their First Round NBA Playoff series versus the L.A. Clippers. Then, their superstar Luka Doncic developed a neck strain during Game 3 and the team has struggled ever since. TJ Macias of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram joined our Otto Strong and Aaron Berlin and discussed what options are on th…
 
Nathan Johnson is the Senior Director of Program: Unified Sports- Special Olympics New York. Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition. Website https://www.spec…
 
After LeBron James and the Lakers made it through the NBA's Play-In Tournament, the defending champions took one on the chin in their playoff opener against Phoenix. Jovan Buha, who covers the team for The Athletic (as well as co-hosts The Forum Club podcast) breaks down where the team struggled versus the Suns and what adjustments the team needs t…
 
Mike Wise and producer Bruce Bernstein share their thoughts on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs. Are the Lakers in trouble against Phoenix? Does Trae Young have eyes in the back of his head? Does Luka Doncic have the Clippers' number? And should the Beach Boys do a remake of their hit "Barbara Ann" in honor of Ja Morant? Lots of analysis and l…
 
The NBA Playoffs are here as BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman break down each first round series of what promises to be a thrilling post season. Will Utah play like a #1 seed? Will the Lakers find their rhythm? Can Portland upset Denver? Will the Nets dominate? and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice…
 
Jason Fry has served with Pure Sweat Basketball since 2013 and is currently the Director of Pure Sweat Basketball Skills Coaches. He is the creator of The Healthy Leader Program serving those that can help transform you into the leader you believe you can become. Jason previously coached as an assistant at Drury University, Missouri Baptist Univers…
 
The NBA Playoffs are here and Turner Sports' and NBA TV's Jared Greenberg joins our Otto Strong and Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Aaron Berlin) to help us dissect the Play-In Tournament as well as some of the opening round match-ups. Greenberg explains why the creation of the Play-In Tourney has been a good thing for the league and its fans, and …
 
Howard Beck of SI.com has some of the best NBA takes anywhere. Howard & Mike preview all the key storylines of the NBA Playoffs, beginning with the Play In games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Are the Suns too inexperienced for a deep playoff run? Does Brooklyn have enough chemistry & defense to win big? Which two first round series are likely to go 7 g…
 
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman detail the play-in race and potential playoff matchups. Also, the pair breakdown why certain contenders like the Jazz, Clippers, and 76ers will AND won’t make the finals. Finally, Eric opens a pack of 1990 Fleer Basketball cards, leading to a trip down memory lane. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Micah Mills is in his sixth season with the Wilmington College men's basketball program in 2020-21. He spent three seasons as the program's top assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2018-19 campaign. The Fightin' Quakers have improved each year of the first four years Mills has been on staff including a double-d…
 
Of all the surprising stories during this NBA season, perhaps the most unexpected is the return to relevance of the New York Knickerbockers. MSG Network and ESPN Radio's Alan Hahn joined our Aaron Berlin and Otto Strong to tell us how the Knicks, after years of mediocrity (or worse), are not only playing their best basketball in years, but might al…
 
Shaun Powell of NBA.com has covered the league for nearly four decades. But he is so much more than just a sports journalist. He is also a keen observer of the human condition whose nuanced views set an example that all of us should follow. Mike Wise and Shaun discuss the resurgent Knicks, The crew that Shaun has dubbed "The Notorious Big 3" in Bro…
 
Alan Stein, Jr. spent 15 years working with the highest performing basketball players in the world including some of the best ever in the NBA. He shifted focus about three years ago to enter the world of corporate speaking when he realized that the leadership, culture, and teamwork he was teaching through basketball could be applied in the business…
 
Last season ended in disappointment for L.A.'s other team, the Clippers, but can this year's version live up to lofty expectations? The Athletic's Law Murray, who covers the Clippers beat, gives us an update on where the team stands as we enter the final 2 weeks of the regular season. He tells our Aaron Berlin & Otto Strong that while the team had …
 
Brian Scalabrine is the co-host of The Starting Lineup with Frank Isola on Sirius/XM NBA Radio. Scal, a.k.a. "The White Mamba" is also the TV analyst for the Boston Celtics on NBC Sports Boston. His vast knowledge, irreverent takes, and joyful approach to the sport make him one of the most beloved NBA voices in the basketball world. He joins Mike W…
 
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman share their praise for the Suns, who have just clinched their first playoff berth in 11 years. The Washington Wizards are on a tear, and the guys breakdown a tightening playoff race. Also, BJ and Eric take a trip down memory lane, discussing the origins of Larry Bird’s stepback jumper. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…
 
Jamy Bechler is a professional speaker, leadership coach, author, and podcast host based out of Akron, Ohio. He is also a John Maxwell certified leadership coach. Before going into full-time leadership work, Jamy served for 20 years as a college basketball coach and high school athletic director. When he left his last college to become an athletic …
 
After going to the Eastern Conference Finals last season for the 3rd time in 4 years, the Celtics have struggled to find any consistency in play this year. Amina Smith of NBC Sports Boston joins our Otto Strong and Bruce Bernstein (filling in for Aaron Berlin this week) and tells us that while health issues have certainly been to blame for some of …
 
Fran Fraschilla was a successful college basketball coach who became an expert on the international game and has been an analyst at ESPN for nearly 20 years. In addition to calling college games, he is ESPN's NBA Draft expert on talent from around the world. With international players becoming some of the NBA's biggest stars, Fran's role has become…
 
BJ Armstrong and Eric Newman discuss the rise of the New York Knicks, the brilliance of Stephen Curry, and how injuries to NBA stars have changed how teams could approach the playoffs. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Anthony Pugh is the founder of Clockwork Athletics. The game of basketball has been Anthony’s passion since the day he was born. He grew up a coach’s son and was in the gym constantly. He attended McDonald High School in Ohio and played varsity basketball for 4 years. During his 4 year career at McDonald, Anthony scored 1,000+ career points, accoun…
 
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